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Innov8rs at Lisbon

Challenging innovators to innovate better.

Bruno Pešec
Bruno Pešec
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Innov8rs at Lisbon

How can I help these people create more value in their organisation?

That's the question I ask myself before any talk or workshop I give.

Imagine my delight when I was asked to hold two workshops for a community of professional innovators!

Oh, I went all out with the provocative and the experimental.

Martial arts, no slides, buckets & spades, irony, theatre of the absurd...

You can find the brief synopsis of both sessions below.

Innovation Vanguard: From "Us Versus Them" To "Together"

Big bang transformations breed big bang failures.

Creating centralised innovation units, labs and other entities that are "out there" breeds discontent.

Moving at vastly different paces, even if in the same direction, breeds resentment.

The antidote?

Focusing on the smallest part of the organisation needed to deliver on the innovation ambitions, something I call the Innovation Vanguard.

Here is what one of the participants learned:

Further reading:

"Oh, This Will Never Work!"

An absurdist workshop where we all pretend to hate corporate innovation really, really much. The key question we ask ourselves is: what could I say/ask/do to f̶o̶i̶l̶ ̶i̶n̶n̶o̶v̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶o̶r̶g̶a̶n̶i̶s̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶  protect my organisation from horrible ideas?

A truly devious workshop which flips innovation theatre and traditional thinking upside down!

Here is how one of the participants described it:

🎯 Bruno Pešec used a smooth and bold group dynamic to explore ways for organizations to foster and influence intrapreneurs to propose innovative ideas in a way that is at the same time aligned with the core business strategy and financially welcome.

Head of Innovation Strategy and Services at SAP wrote:

Further reading:

Reach out if you are looking for a keynote, workshop, or masterclass for your conference.

I don't do boring.


Bruno Pešec

I help business leaders innovate profitably at scale.


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